De Blasio unveils OneNYC plan

Mayor sets new goals for affordable housing, regional planning and live-work arrangements

TRD NEW YORK /
Apr.April 23, 2015 08:30 AM

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday revealed his update to former mayor Michael Bloomberg’s sustainability initiative PlaNYC, and his vision included several real estate-related ideas.

De Blasio redefined sustainability to include not just environmental improvements but also ways of managing the rising population. The plan calls for 250,000 to 300,000 units of affordable housing to be built between 2025 and 2040, on top of the 240,000 that his administration has already pledged to see built by then, according to Capital New York.

Additionally, the document calls for the establishment of a regional planning unit that will work with other municipalities in the Metropolitan region on long-term planning goals, including handling population growth, and analyzing economic trends and changes in land-use.

De Blasio also said he will work to encourage live-work arrangements. “With a focus on alleviating barriers to entrepreneurship and business-to-business or business-to-customer interaction, we are completing a study to identify new real estate development concepts that allow for live-work arrangements such as live-work apartments, live-work buildings, or live-work districts,” the document says.

The plan seems to echo plans already in action by companies like WeWork and Prodigy Network to combine shared living spaces with TAMI offices.

While some complained that the plan seems to lack specifics, de Blasio assured reporters that more detail would come when his capital budget is announced next month. [Capital NY] — Tess Hofmann


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Corey Johnson with an aerial of 320 Concord Avenue, the site of the jail project (Credit: Getty Images, Google Maps)

Housing complex takes South Bronx jail project to court

From left: Obligo COO Omri Dor, Jetty CEO Michael Rudoy, Rhino CEO Paraag Sarva and The Guarantor CEO Julien Bonneville (Credit: The French Studio via YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn)

Startups salivate as pols target security deposits

Mayor Bill de Blasio (Credit: Getty Images)

Four more lead-paint laws hit landlords

Mayor Bill de Blasio (Credit: Getty Images)

“Good cause” by any other name: De Blasio calls for tenant protections

Mayor Bill de Blasio (Credit: Getty Images)

De Blasio warns of ‘bad landlords,’ admits affordable housing plan ‘is not enough’

Mayor Bill de Blasio (Credit: Getty Images)

First broker fees, now security deposits? Mayor wants to free certain apartments from such payments

Scott Stringer (Credit: Getty Images)

Scott Stringer calls for “universal affordable housing,” end to 421a

Mayor Bill de Blasi0, a rendering of Halletts Point, and Douglas Durst (Credit: Getty Images, Durst)

Feud with de Blasio pushes Durst to shelve Halletts Point

arrow_forward_ios
Loading...